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Carp Fishing and Attractants

How to choose the attractants for carp fishing

Do you know how to choose attractants for carp fishing and use them? Now I will tell which attractants work best on carp fishing. What are they for and how to choose the best attractant. The word attractant comes from the Latin attraxo. It means a natural or synthetic substance that attracts a living organism. I offer my own look at the attractants for carp fishing. I give them my own classification. My opinion on this issue may not coincide with the general opinion, but I'm not trying to impose it on anyone.


Classification of Attractants

Attractants for effects on animals can be divided into 2 groups:

  • the stimulus of reproduction;
  • an incentive to eat.

We are interested in the attractant attracting carp and stimulating fish nutrition. Attractants can be divided into several groups by the way they affect the sense organs of the fish. Attention carp can be attracted by the color of the bait. Carp can be effectively attracted by particles of food with different degrees of buoyancy.

Some float up, others drown, others hover in the middle layers of the water surrounding the bait with a cloud of turbidity. Effectively attract the attention of fish. This effect gives a ball of loose bait and soluble boilies. Dyes and dusting bait are a group of visual attractants.

A group of chemicals include food attractants capable of dissolving in water. With the help of the olfactory organs, carp is able to detect a small concentration of substances dissolved in water. Fish easily finds the source of the smell by following the attractant concentration gradient gradient.

It is necessary to know that a powerful stimulant of nutrition can not affect the carp until it dissolves in water. Otherwise, it should be eaten by fish and analyzed with the help of taste organs. Many of us have noticed that boilies do not start working right away, but after a certain period of time in the water.

Most fishermen associate this with a decrease in the concentration of the odor released by the bait. It is assumed that an excessively strong odor can scare off a careful carp. In fact, the cause of the phenomenon is not only this. Boyle can not immediately begin to give into the water having an attractant.

In order for water and bacteria to make the components of a boil dissolve in water and give the fish a chemical signal takes time. This phenomenon explains the high efficiency of soluble boilies. The activation time of their work is much lower than that of other baits of this type.

In a separate group of attractants, I distinguish the substance that affects the fish organism in the process of metabolism (after eating them in the bait). Such a substance may not have good solubility in water. It starts to give effect inside the body of the fish. I call it an internal attraction. These include a taste enhancer and an appetite stimulant.

Attractants are used to solve the following tasks:

  • attraction of fish to the catching zone (long-range action);
  • keeping fish in the catching zone (short-range action);
  • stimulation of active carp nutrition (an activator of appetite);
  • attracting fish to bait.

Various substances of different concentrations are used to perform the functions. Let us consider in detail the attractants for carp fishing.

Visual Attractant

The bait can be given a different color using dyes. For this purpose, food and special dyes are sold in a fishing shop. The dye is produced in a powder and liquid form. Mixing colors of different colors can achieve any shade of color.

When self-made boilies, the powder dye can be added to the base mixture or dissolved in the liquid that enters the base mixture. In the first case, it is difficult to evenly distribute the dye over the entire volume of the mixture.

In the second, a problem arises due to the poor solubility of the powder in the liquid. I recommend adding powdered dye to the base mix and mixing thoroughly.

Liquid dye should be mixed with the liquid components used in the manufacture of boilies. In this case, problems do not arise. Liquid dyes are more technological. Powder dye stains bait better. Apply dyes as part of the bait when you really need them. Do this consciously. It is necessary to clearly know what effect you want to get by coloring the bait.

When making boilies, observing the correct dosage of the dye is not important. In the manufacture of soluble boilies, a large concentration of dye can give the effect of additional attraction of fish. Boyle will "dust" coloring the water around him in a bright color.

A special role of bait coloring in the cold season. The sensitivity of the olfactory receptors of carp is greatly reduced. When finding food, carp focuses more on vision than on smell.

What Colors are Attractive for Carp

About what colors are the most attractive for carp there is a different opinion. Everything depends on the specific reservoir and the habitat of the carp. As practice shows a good attracting property is the bait of yellow-red color scheme.

When catching a large carp, the color of the bait should be natural. Weakly stand out against the background of the bottom. When carp fishing at night, a very good effect is obtained by using very bright baits stained with a fluorescent dye. To a special kind are luminous boilies and artificial baits. The use of dyes for bait gives many experiments on carp fishing.

English company Solar produces a series of dry feed mixtures Up & Down. The components of the mixture then float up, then again sink to the depth. Creating around the bowl of bait the circulation of small particles circulating in different layers of water.

Actively attract the attention of this effect carp. These baits include liquid attractants with a corresponding odor. I recommend that you pay attention to this product.

Chemical Attractants

Chemical attractants readily dissolve in water. Liquid components are the best dissolving ability. To chemical attractants can be attributed different carriers of odor (flavor). Carp fishing uses different types of flavors.

All flavors are made on the basis of liquids having a good dissolution in water (glycerin, ethyl alcohol). For warm water is better suited flavoring on glycerin base. For cold water it is better to use alcohol based.

DIP Attractant

The next kind of attractant is designed to impregnate the bait. Such an odor carrier is commonly referred to as DIP. This carrot attractant is liquid or gel. The use of DIP allows not only to enhance or change the smell of bait but also to give it a different color.

The prolonged soaking of boilies in liquid DIP can give a special effect. This effect increases the hardness of the outer layer of the bait. This is useful when catching a large carp in the presence of a large number of small fish. There are also special attractants for the feed mixture. Used in the manufacture of balls. To a special kind of attractants are carriers of a smell specially intended for work with PVA material.

Essential Oil an Axcellent Attractant

The next kind of effective chemical attractant are various essential oils. Essential oil is very soluble in water and can fulfill the role of a near or far-away attraction. In warm water, various fats and oils can become a good attractant. These include fish oil (salmon, halibut, trout), hemp, linseed and olive oil, as well as their mixtures.

Although fat and oil are practically insoluble in water, they can go to warm water from bait. They give the carp a strong chemical signal and are attracted to the place of fishing. As the cooling of water, the efficiency of fats and oils gradually decreases. In very cold water, the attracting property can become the opposite.

Apply fat and oil very carefully. They should be fresh and not bitter. The spoiled fat and oil can scare away the fish for a long time from your bait.

Natural Attractants

Natural attractants for carp fishing

The modern carp industry offers a huge selection of different chemical attractants. Effective and not very expensive and very expensive. Usually, these are vitamin complexes and liquid extracts of natural nutritional components (seafood, algae and much more).

A liquid extract of natural nutritional components can be used very effectively. The main condition is not to subject them to heat treatment. A good example of a natural liquid attractant is corn liquor (CSL - Corn Steep Liquor). A self-made recipe can be found in one of the articles on the site.

Correctly applying a wide range of visual, chemical and internal attractants can achieve excellent results when catching carp. You can solve the problem of attracting fish to the catching zone. Keep the carp for as long as possible. Force the carp to take your bait again and again.

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